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New MotoE Bikes to Be Built by End of May

Energica CEO: New batch of MotoE bikes will be ready by end of May…

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The new batch of electric bikes for the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup will be ready by the end of May following the paddock fire less than two months ago, according to manufacturer Energica.

The Italian electric bike manufacturer has pledged to have the entire field of Energica Ego Corsas ready to race by the end of May, less than three months after a paddock fire destroyed the entire field at Jerez during pre-season testing.

This resulted in a delayed start to the fully electric MotoGP support series, which will now get underway in July at the Sachsenring.

“On the day after the fire in Jerez, we knew a special effort had to be made” said Energica CEO Livia Cevolini.

“There was no time to waste, despite witnessing what happened – which was surely something very hard to deal with.

“We can now very proudly say that there is indeed a sure timeframe for the new Ego Corsa machine to be ready, and that it fits in with the timing for the series to begin in Germany.

“I can’t thank everyone involved enough for the massive effort that is being put in place and all the teams, riders, fans and partners for their huge support. There is still a little bit of time left, but it’s surely worth the wait.”

A new pre-season test has been scheduled for June 17-19 at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, a little over two weeks before the first race weekend on July 5-7.

Sessions will start from the grid in order to give teams and riders experience of race starts and grid procedures.

The last day of the test is set to include an ‘E-pole’ simulation, in which riders will practice qualifying with one single flying lap at a time.

The day will finish with a full race simulation, with the winner awarded an Energica Eva, one of its electric road bikes.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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